New Music (4/22 — 4/28)

Black Label Society: “Bored To Tears”

The Black Keys: “Eagle Birds”

Roadkill: “Here Comes Trouble”

She Made Me Do It: “Broken Morning”

Vulture: “Stainless Glare”

This Gift Is A Curse: “Blood Is My Harvest”

Darkthrone: “The Hardship of the Scots”

Bloodywood: “Machi Bhasad (Expect a Riot)”

Devil’s Gun: “Sing for the Chaos”

Sabaton: “Bismarck”

Falling Through April: “Recover // Relapse”

3Teeth: “Exxxit”

Sum 41: “Out For Blood”

Blessthefall: “Welcome Home”

Life Awaits: “Better Now”

Volumes ft. Fronzilla: “No Love”

Eluveitie ft. Randy Blythe: “Worship”

Three Days Grace: “Right Left Wrong”

FKA twigs: “Cellophane”

Dorian Electra: “Flamboyant”

Kim Petras: “Broken”

Metric: “Risk”

Mark Ronson ft. Lykke Li: “Late Night Feelings”

Hot Jam Factory: “How Do We”

Rammstein: “Radio”

Heist at Five: “Falling With Style”

Caskets: “Down”

Drawing on Scars: “Coward”

Death Angel: “The Pack”

Dorian Gray: “Save Me”

Migrant Motel: “Different Kind of Leather”

Sköld: “This is What You Get”

New Music (10/8 — 10/14)

Sleep On It: “Disconnected”

Blessthefall: “Wishful Sinking”

Saber Tiger: “Permanent Rage”

Halestorm: “Do Not Disturb”

Verni: “Night of the Swamp King”

Nordic Union: “Because Of Us”

Asking Alexandria: “Alone in a Room” (Acoustic)

Take Offense: “Trust”

Stephen Pearcy: “U Only Live Twice”

Haken: “Puzzle Box”

All Hail the Yeti: “The Nuclear Dust”

Nothing More: “Let ‘Em Burn”

Monument: “Wheels of Steel”

All That Remains: “Wasteland”

All That Remains: “Everything’s Wrong”

Soilwork: “Arrival”

Shiragirl ft. Mala Reignz: “Girls Just Wanna Get Sum” (Remix)

Metal Church: “Damned If You Do”

Covet: “Glimmer”

Jason Becker: “Valley of Fire”

TNT: “Not Feeling Anything”

Roxanne: “Someone To Kill”

Disturbed: “The Best Ones Lie”

Travelers: “White Rabbit”

Alter Bridge: “Words Darker Than Their Wings” (Orchestral Arrangement from the Live From the Royal Albert Hall DVD)

Gorod: “Aethra”

Electric Boys: “Hangover in Hannover”

Them: “Circuitous”

Boys of Fall: “Heartbreaker”

Download Festival 2018

Download Festival is happening next weekend, June 8th — June 10th. In case you haven’t already seen the lineup, here it is!

There are a lot of good bands playing, you lucky peeps! Lol. If you’re going, have fun! ❤

Concert Photos: The Resurrection Tour (4/29/18)

blessthefall

Asking Alexandria

Black Veil Brides

Review: blessthefall, Asking Alexandria, and Black Veil Brides @ Iron City

On April 29th, The Resurrection Tour — featuring Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides — made its stop at Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama. Despite the fact that it was a Sunday, the venue was packed to the gills with people ready for a rock show.

The evening was kicked off by blessthefall. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, this metalcore act is no stranger to the city of Birmingham, having played Zydeco on occasion. The band showed up ready to tear the place down. With a setlist that included songs such as “Cutthroat,” “Hollow Bodies,” and “Sleepless in Phoenix,” blessthefall had the crowd moving, encouraging a circle pit and challenging everyone to be as energetic as the eight-year-old boy having the time of his life at his (presumably) first rock/metal concert.

As blessthefall left the stage, the noise level slacked off before gradually ticking back up. Those at the front, myself included, were shoved into the barrier, the crowd growing restless. The lights dimmed and the music heralding Asking Alexandria’s set began. Little did we know it would be ten more minutes until the band emerged.

The roar that greeted the appearance of front man Danny Worsnop and lead guitarist Ben Bruce can only be described as deafening. They opened with “Into the Fire.” From that instant on, the Asking Alexandria fans demonstrated that they were there in full force: there wasn’t a song played during which Danny didn’t have company on the lyrics. Ben was in constant motion, belting out the words to the audience and tossing his curls around. Personally, I found him to be the most entertaining throughout AA’s set. The highlights included “When the Lights Come On” and “Under Denver,” along with an acoustic portion made up of Danny and Bruce doing “Vultures” and “Someone, Somewhere.”

And then, it was time. The moment we’d all been waiting for was here. Black Veil Brides drummer Christian Coma settled behind his kit and the screaming was enough to hurt your ears. CC was quickly followed by guitarists Jake Pitts and Jeremy “Jinxx” Ferguson, bassist Ashley Purdy, and last but not least, vocalist Andy Biersack. The band ripped into “Faithless” and it was pure magic for the next hour and a half.

It had been seven years since my last Black Veil Brides show (sorry, they don’t exactly frequent Alabama), and I had forgotten that they have that special something when performing live. Each of the members is riveting, be it Andy’s sway with the crowd or Ashley prowling the stage, Christian’s relentless energy or Jake and Jinxx with their dualing guitars. The fans know every word to every song. On multiple occasions, Andy was almost drowned out by those around me.

Unlike Asking Alexandria, who offered up multiple tracks from their latest release, Black Veil Brides played only two songs from their 2018 album Vale. They hit most of the high notes, however — “Wake Up,” “Rebel Love Song,” “The Legacy,” etc.

After “Knives and Pens,” the band filed out of sight, yet no one budged. Shouts and yells filled the air, chants of “BVB!” echoing to the ceiling. The eager didn’t have long to wait. CC returned to his drums and Ashley strode to the riser, asking an ecstatic crowd if they wanted more. Needless to say, the answer was a resounding affirmative.

Closing with the anthemic “Fallen Angels” and “In the End,” Black Veil Brides gave 100% until the final note, their own electricity returned in full measure by an audience that never wanted the night to be over.

I don’t have a rating system for concerts, but I would highly recommend seeing all three of these bands if you get the chance. For tour info, visit their official sites.

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Asking Alexandria

Black Veil Brides

Note: Pictures are in a separate post. Click me.

March 2018 Album Releases

Hi, all! So it’s almost March, and along with the beginning of spring, the month is going to bring an abundance of new music!!! I personally am looking forward to the release of Myles Kennedy’s first solo record, Year of the Tiger! Following is a list of albums scheduled to reach your hands — and ears — in March!

{Note: If there’s anything that needs to be added to this list, feel free to leave a comment and let me know!}

  • Tech N9ne: Planet [3/2]
  • Moby: Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt [3/2]
  • Tony Lanez: Memories Don’t Die [3/2]
  • Apathy: The Widow’s Son [3/2]
  • Joan Baez: Whistle Down the Wind [3/2]
  • Randy Bachman: By George — By Bachman [3/2]
  • Ry Cooder: Paris, Texas, on vinyl [3/2]
  • Andrew W.K.: You’re Not Alone [3/2]
  • Barely Civil: We Can Live Here Forever [3/2]
  • Buffalo Tom: Quiet and Peace [3/2]
  • Cut Chemist: Die Cut [3/2]
  • Flame: God Knows [3/2]
  • The Breeders: All Nerve [3/2]
  • Pouya: Five Five [3/5]
  • Lawren: Get Your Change [3/5]
  • Calum Scott: Only Human [3/9]
  • David Byrne: American Utopia [3/9]
  • Editors: Violence [3/9]
  • Between the Buried and Me: Automata I [3/9]
  • Judas Priest: Firepower [3/9]
  • Myles Kennedy: Year of the Tiger [3/9]
  • The Fratellis: In Your Own Sweet Time [3/9]
  • Marillion: Brave, deluxe edition [3/9]
  • Suicidal Tendencies: Get Your Fight On! [3/14]
  • Teenage Wrist: Chrome Neon Jesus [3/14]
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Stone Temple Pilots [3/16]
  • Dorothy: 28 Days in the Valley [3/16]
  • Greyhaven: Empty Black [3/16]
  • Fickle Friends: You Are Someone Else [3/16]
  • Scotty McCreery: Seasons Change [3/16]
  • Mount Eerie: Now Only [3/16]
  • The Decemberists: I’ll Be Your Girl [3/16]
  • The Oak Ridge Boys: 17th Avenue Revival [3/16]
  • Three Days Grace: Outsider [3/18]
  • Turbowolf: The Free Life [3/18]
  • Jack White: Boarding House Reach [3/23]
  • Blessthefall: Hard Feelings [3/23]
  • Nicole Cross: Shapeshifter [3/23]
  • Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes [3/23]
  • George Ezra: Staying at Tamara’s [3/23]
  • Led Zeppelin: How the West Was Won, reissue [3/23]
  • Monster Magnet: Mindfucker [3/23]
  • Moody Blues: Days of Future Passed, Live [3/23]
  • Procol Harum: Still There’ll Be More, an Anthology, 1967 – 2017 [3/23]
  • The Cars: Shake It Up; Heartbeat City, expanded reissues [3/30]
  • En Vogue: Electric Café [3/30]
  • Hayley Kiyoko: Expectations [3/30]
  • Kate Nash: Yesterday Was Forever [3/30]
  • Rich the Kid: The World is Yours [3/30]
  • Echosmith: Inside a Dream [3/30]
  • Escape the Fate: I Am Human [3/30]
  • Her: Her [3/30]
  • Kacey Musgraves: Golden Hour [3/30]
  • Red Sun Rising: Thread [3/30]
  • Zeke: Hellbender [3/30]